Second grade artists have been reviewing landscapes this past week – new words for our Word Wall include: collage, foreground, middleground, and background! First we tore map pages from an old atlas – and spent some time exploring different parts of the world. (I’m so glad my students find maps as fascinating as I do!) We glued a layer of tissue paper over the maps for a “cloudy” look – then added cut paper birds and “doughnut flowers” colored with permanent markers. The finished pieces make me think of summer birds preparing to migrate south – and studying their route on a map!